GCA’s Card Talk
Issue 43 June, 2018
You won’t want to miss out on this addition of Card Talk! Check this edition out to see a recap on this year’s LOUIE Bash, “Thinking of You Week”, and updates on our 77th Annual GCA Convention.
Card Talk is a GCA member newsletter, published six times per year, providing members with information on the latest trends and issues that might impact the industry and their businesses, and also offers meaningful opportunities for information exchange and business development. Content for Card Talk comes from GCA leaders, volunteers, members and staff. Questions regarding the latest issue may be directed to our Communications Manager, Naomi Gitlin.
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From the President
According to the National Retail Federation, consumers were expected to spend an average of $133 per person for Father’s Day 2018, with consumers aged 25 to 34 spending the most at an average of $188 person. Though it is too early to offer a post-holiday recap, with such a high level of engagement for this holiday, how might we tailor our offerings to appeal to the specific needs of this key age group?.
LOUIE’s Takes a New Spin
More than 300 guests partied at New York’s SPiN to play ping pong, relax and celebrate the LOUIE Award winners – It was a “Bash” to celebrate the best!
417 Press Wins Again!
Congratulations to new GCA member and 2018 Consumers’ Choice Award winner 417 Press. This company will be honored at the 2019 LOUIE Awards ceremony.
In the News
Sue Charlier discusses glittered cards and how to minimize their environmental impact. Plus, read some exciting articles about our GCA member in the news!
The debate over postal reform has taken an unexpected, but hopefully positive turn. Shortly after potentially game-changing postal reform legislation was introduced in the Senate in April, President Trump issued a series of tweets aimed at Amazon’s business relationship with the Postal Service.
The GCA Associates Committee is happy to welcome Laser Cutting Shapes as a new associates member.
Communications and PR Committee
The Communications and PR Committee has announced they will send FREE postcards to you for “Thinking of You Week”.
GCA Happy Hour, Atlanta – July 12
Members and non-members are encouraged to stop by the Legacy Publishing Corporate Showroom from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at AmericasMart’s July show. Building #2. 13th Floor. Showroom 1313a. R.S.V.P. to Peter Doherty.
The GCA is Going to Cleveland- September 26-29
Join us September 26 – 29, when we will learn, connect, get a behind the scenes tour at American Greetings’ new HQ – and have some rockin’ fun.
Thinking of You Week- September 24-30
This campaign encourages Moms, Dads, friends, sister, brothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, teachers, firemen, nurses, bankers, students, …….in other words, EVERYONE, to send a greeting card or note every day for a week.